Helm



[helm] /hɛlm/

noun
1.
Nautical.

2.
the place or post of control:
A stern taskmaster was at the helm of the company.
verb (used with object)
3.
to steer; direct.
[helm] /hɛlm/
noun
1.
Also, heaume. Also called great helm. a medieval helmet, typically formed as a single cylindrical piece with a flat or raised top, completely enclosing the head.
2.
Archaic. a helmet.
verb (used with object)
3.
to furnish or cover with a helmet.
/hɛlm/
noun
1.
(nautical)

2.
a position of leadership or control (esp in the phrase at the helm)
verb
3.
(transitive) to direct or steer
/hɛlm/
noun
1.
an archaic or poetic word for helmet
verb
2.
(transitive) (archaic or poetic) to supply with a helmet
n.

“handle of a tiller,” late 13c., from Old English helma “rudder; position of guidance, control,” from Proto-Germanic *halbma- (cf. Old Norse hjalm, Old High German helmo, German Helm “handle”), from PIE *kelp- “to hold, grasp” (see helve).

“a helmet,” c.1200, from Old English helm “protection, covering; crown, helmet,” and perhaps also from cognate Old Norse hjalmr, from Proto-Germanic *helmaz “protective covering,” from PIE *kel- “to cover, to hide” (see cell). Italian elmo, Spanish yelmo are from Germanic.
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